Fantastic Planet – 2K Restoration!
A Tribute to Janus Films
FRIDAY, APRIL 14 – THURSDAY, APRIL 20
General Admission: $10 | Loft Members: $8
Passes Not Accepted
Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of trippy science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture cult classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence. (Dir. by René Laloux, 1973, France/Czechoslovakia, in French with subtitles, 72 mins., Rated PG)